Have you ever had to tell a man that he has body odor, bad breath, and eats like a pig?
Lisa Conrad Cohen: I introduced my female client to someone whom I thought would be the man of her dreams. Well, in a lot of ways, he was -- except for one thing.
He stunk!! Here was this attractive, dashing, charming, successful gentleman who didn't shower or use deodorant, or maybe he did and has a medical problem. She called me asking if I would talk to him. I met him for coffee and asked him how many showers he takes a week, and did he eat garlic for lunch. I also asked him how he would feel if I fixed him up with a woman who smelled like the Fulton Fish Market. He said it would be a huge turnoff.
What If He Has Bad Breath?
If you're on a date with someone who kisses you goodnight and has bad breath, immediately offer him a mint. If he doesn't get the picture, ask him if he had garlic for lunch. If he doesn't get the picture and asks you out again, tell him you would love to, but first he needs to brush, floss, and carry breath mints. If it's a medical issue, he needs to see a homeopathic doctor who hopefully can fix the problem.
Does He Have Body Odor?
If you're on a date and he has body odor, try to hold out until the date is over and then go buy your favorite shower gel for men and give it to him on your next date. I believe in getting right to the point. On your next date, give him your favorite smelling shower gel and tell him it really turns you on. If he uses it, you're in business. You need to be upfront and honest by saying that you really like him and would love it if he uses a different shower gel or deodorant. If he cares about you, he will address the matter.
He Eats Like a Pig
If you're out having dinner and he chews with his mouth open, the food is everywhere but in his mouth, and he moves the food to the fork with his fingers, it's time to address the situation. Ask him to please use his knife ... if he likes you, he will respect you for it.
Napkins Are Meant for Laps
If he blows his nose with the cloth napkin, excuse yourself from the table and, after you throw up in the bathroom, go back to the table, hand him a Kleenex, and say, "I think you might want to use this." That should give him the message.
Get a ManicureIf he doesn't clean his fingernails, the next time you see him, give him a men's manicure kit and say, "I bought you a present" -- and hope he uses it. If not, take him with you the next time you get a manicure and treat him to one.
Take a Bath
If you're having sex and you're down there and can't survive the smell, draw a bubble bath for the both of you or take a nice warm shower together, and lather him up until he's squeaky clean.
We're like animals searching for our mate. There's nothing sexier than a man who has a great scent, good manners, and is well groomed. Some men have an innate scent that can really be a turn-on. Unfortunately, some men weren't taught good hygiene by their mothers. Teach them how to smell good and take care of themselves. As long as they're open to it, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
|Lisa Conrad Cohen has been matchmaking for as long as she can remember. Even in high school, she was known for successfully hooking her friends up with their boyfriends and girlfriends. After successfully launching an internet-based matchmaking company, Lisa started Dating Designers in 2006. Lisa has been featured in numerous print publications, media websites and radio talk shows. She currently resides with her family in southern California.|